Housing Studies

Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Pine County and the cities of Pine City, Hinckley & Sandstone participated in the regional housing needs analysis, conducted by Maxfield Research for the East Central Regional Housing Collaborative in 2014. The 2014 analysis showed that there was a pent-up demand for rental housing (40+ units through 2020 and nearly 80 units through 2025) as well as nearly 350 units of senior housing.

As each community worked through the findings of this study, they found it necessary to dive deeper into their local housing market demands:

Also, Pine County worked with CEDA to create a Housing Action Plan in 2018 that outlines some key findings on how housing issues could be addressed by all local jurisdictions.